The Full Wiki

Alden, Iowa: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alden, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Alden, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°31′1″N 93°22′33″W / 42.51694°N 93.37583°W / 42.51694; -93.37583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hardin
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 904
 - Density 526.2/sq mi (203.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50006, 50043
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-01045
GNIS feature ID 0454120

Alden is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 904 at the 2000 census.



Alden is located at 42°31′1″N 93°22′33″W / 42.51694°N 93.37583°W / 42.51694; -93.37583 (42.516867, -93.375809)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.16%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 904 people, 351 households, and 250 families residing in the city. The population density was 526.2 people per square mile (202.9/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 216.5/sq mi (83.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.68% White, 0.22% Asian, 1.66% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% of the population.

There were 351 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $39,524. Males had a median income of $29,489 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,011. About 6.7% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


Alden is the smallest town in the United States to have an endowed Carnegie Library. It was built at a cost of $9,000. It was a gift from Andrew Carnegie on November 7, 1913.

The original Library was built in 1914 with the grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. That Library served Alden for 85 years. In 1998 a Capital Campaign was started to raise $550,000 for an addition that would double the size of the library.

Notable natives


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address